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THE GOLF ASSOCIATION OF PHILADELPHIA will offer USGA Tournament Management,
powered by Golf Genius Software, LLC., as a new member benefit in 2017.
Available to all Member Clubs, it is a Web-based, event management system that aims to
enhance the golfer experience by helping professionals better manage competitions such as
leagues, charitable outings, member-guests and tournaments. It will also serve as the scoring
and event management platform for all GAP events moving forward. The Association will
still support the Tournament Pairing Program (TPP) for Member Clubs in 2017 to allow a year
of transition for its membership. The USGA Tournament Management suite will become the
exclusive provider in 2018.
“This is the best tournament management program in the industry, and we’re thrilled to
have the opportunity to offer it to our Member Clubs,” Mario Machi, GAP Director of Member
Services, said. “The biggest benefit at the club level is the flexibility of the system. From differ-
ent formats to report options to the online portal for pairings and live scoring, the new USGA
Tournament Management software is going to be an incredible asset for GAP members.”
To educate its membership on the USGA Tournament Management suite, the Golf Associ-
ation of Philadelphia conducted six training sessions in March. Of the Association’s 187 total
clubs (Associate, Affiliate and Full), Machi estimates that a significant majority will use the
USGA Tournament Management suite, to some degree, in 2017.
The USGA announced a partnership with Golf Genius in August 2016 and began a pilot
program with six state and regional golf associations. The USGA Tournament Management
suite includes three product versions (Club, Club Premium and Association) and supplies the
tools necessary to create and run golf events, leagues and outings. Other features include
roster management, round management, customizable scorecards, live scoring, customizable
event websites and GHIN integration.
GAP first forged a relationship with
Golf Genius Software, LLC. (then
GolfLeagueGenius.com) in 2013 to
launch GAP League Play, a 12-week
competition that featured nine holes
of better-ball net stableford scoring.
Mike Zisman, a Wayne, Pa. resident
and GAP member (Merion Golf Club,
Saucon Valley Country Club), is the
company’s founder and CEO.
“Golf Genius has evolved its
products over many years by applying
modern cloud-based technology, listening to customers and employing golf professionals who
have a deep understanding of customer needs,” he said in a release.
“Most Associations will not be as aggressive with their rollout in 2017, and that’s because
the Golf Genius brand isn’t as nationally-recognized yet,” Machi added. “But in the GAP region,
there’s a certain cachet associated with the Golf Genius name, and our Member Clubs are
clamoring for this. And we’re excited to deliver it to them, because we have such a high level of
confidence in the system.”
For more information on the USGA Tournament Management suite powered by Golf Genius Soft-
ware, LLC., contact Machi or Steve Latos, Manager of GHIN Technical Support, at 610-687-2340.
Member Play Days are open to all (amateur) Individual
Members (male/female/juniors ages 14 and older)
with a valid GAP/USGA Handicap. All MPDs utilize
shotgun starts and Stableford scoring.
Little Mill Country Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 17
Schuylkill Country Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 24
Country Club of York ..................May 8
Trenton Country Club .................June 5
Bluestone Country Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 24
North Hills Country Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 7
Huntingdon Valley Country Club . . . . . . . . Aug. 14
French Creek Golf Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 22
Lancaster Country Club (pictured) . . . . . . Sept. 25
Trump National Golf Club - Philadelphia . . . Oct. 2
USGA Tournament Management, powered by
Golf Genius, to enhance member services in 2017
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